Wednesday, May 27, 2009

10 Silly Questions with Mykola (Mick) Dementiuk

Anyone who writes a short story entitled, "My Father's Semen" (due out in next month as part of the anthology, Cruising for Bad Boys), is bound to be up to the task of responding to my silly questions with some memorable silly answers, right? Let's see how Mick Dementiuk copes with the following questions:

1. If you could invite any famous person, dead or alive, for dinner, what would you eat?

Joseph Stalin, I'd be scared shitless to eat.

2. Who do you think you are?

I've been laughed at many times and asked just that as I'd go off knowing that I was misunderstood once again.

3. What’s your problem?

Inflated ego; you have to have that if you write of so many characters and making each one true and alive.

4. If you could have one wish, would you give it to me?

Hah! And what do I get for it? A shrug and a handshake? Fat chance!

5. Where you at?

Belford, NJ, near NYC.

6. If you had to choose only one vice, what would it be?

I don't have to choose it, it chose me decades ago. I'm a victim of my own vices.

7. What’s your favorite brand of cereal?

Kellogg's with fruit, I love it yum yummmm.

8. When you wake up in the morning, what celebrity do you most resemble?

Harvey Fierstein though I feel I look like Brad Pitt hahaha!

9. Do you know your ass from a hole in the ground? And if so, how do you tell the difference?

Your ass you have to wipe while a hole in the ground can be left as is.

10. Do you have anything you’d like to plug?

My new novel Holy Communion. It was actually the first book I wrote, back in 1989. It's taken 20 years to see it published, whew! For my time off in 1989 I went to Berlin where the Wall had just fallen. First historical event I had witnessed and looks like it was the last one I will see.

BONUS! Mick will give away a FREE, signed copy of his novel Holy Communion to one lucky person. To win, all you need to do is:

1. Become a follower of this blog (see link at right)
2. Leave a comment, preferably saying something in response to one of Mick's deeply silly answers.

Mykola Dementiuk was born in 1949 of Ukrainian parents in a West German DP camp, immigrating to America when he was two. After Catholic grade school and public high school in New York City, he graduated from Columbia University in 1984.

A writer with varied employment, from gyro seller at Lollapalooza to roustabout at the Big Apple Circus, Mykola helped create the magic of the Cirque du Soleil performances of “Alegria” in Santa Monica, Chicago, Washington DC, Boston, and New York with his electrical work. After suffering a massive debilitating stroke in 1997, Mykola eventually returned to writing, using one finger to execute the fantasies and psycho-sexual stories of his mind.

His books include Times Queer, Vienna Dolorosa, and Holy Communion. His novel, Dee Dee Day, about an elderly transvestite with a young man will be out next year. Read more about Mick at his website.


  1. A cynic, with an inflated ego, who is misunderstood...I'm wondering if I'd be wrong in admitting I think I understand where you're coming from...oh boyAnyway, looking forward to Dee Dee Day,Mick! Fun interview :)


  2. Thanks very much Bryl, now I can stop looking in to see if I'm getting readers, at least I have you. I'm happy ;)))

  3. Great interview, Mick. I've never read you before, but now I'm going to check out your stuff. Dee Dee Day sounds intriguing. Hope it goes bestseller for you.

  4. Thanks Melissa, did you know in 'Dee Dee Day' she sits around reading old sex books with many authors who write just those kind of books. Hope you like it ;)))

  5. Still chuckling Mick! Great interview and I really loved the little bit about you.


  6. Very cute interview guys. I love your answers, Mick!

  7. Nice coincedence, also I was in Berlin in 1989! And I left the comment but not for the book, I already have it (thanks Mick!) and need only to find the time to read. I like this kind of post, Rick, they are really nice.


  8. We probably passed each other in Berlin, amazing! Small world isn't it ;)))

  9. In the back of 'Holy Communion' is a short essay about the Fall of the Berlin Wall, you might like it, Elisa...

  10. Thanks, Mick. Dee Dee sound even more interesting now. I love old sex books. ;)

  11. Old sex books from the 60s, gay ones by Victor Banis, lesbian ones by Ann Bannon, transvestite ones one too. She finds these in her basement and starts to remnisce...what? You have to read the book, sorry... No offense ;)))

  12. Hi, Mick
    Took the day off yesterday and actually did some singing!
    Got your book in the mail today and will send you mine back
    Great fun interview.
    Now I'm worrying I'm not as funny!

  13. Jeanne, just be you, that's all that matters ;)))

  14. And the winner of the free, autographed copy of HOLY COMMUNION is (drum roll, please): Melissa Bradley. Melissa, Mick will be in touch for shipping instructions.

  15. Hey Mick,

    Fun interview. I watched the wall come down on TV. Wish I'd been there.